WEEKLY NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
March 28, 2021
Sunday Worship
The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

Scripture Readings for this Sunday:

The Liturgy of the Palms

The Liturgy of the Word

Service of Holy Eucharist
with Music,
in the Sanctuary
8:00 am

Please make a reservation as we are allowed a limited number due to social distancing.

Make your reservation below: 


Please wear a mask.
Service of Holy Eucharist
with Music,
in the Sanctuary and on Zoom
9:30 am

Here is the link to join us on Zoom:

PRAYER REQUESTS THIS WEEK
Healing of body, mind and spirit for
Our Friends in Hanalei; Janice (health); Marilyn (recovery from broken hip); Sarah and Julie (mental peace & to feel God's presence) Hillis and Dorothy (may they rest in peace); Gae; Bill (recovery from a heart attack); Mary (late-stage bone cancer); Roe (healing); Nelli (health); Tony (health); Bobby (healing of COVID); Nancy (healing of lung cancer); Scott (dementia); Greg (battling Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma); Webb (healing of lymphoma); Peter (continued healing from heart surgery); Susan (strength and courage during cancer treatment); John; Michael; Terri (healing of multiple myeloma); Sue Ellen, Peter, Xavier, Kelly (healing of cancer); Doug (recovering from stroke); Bill (healing of infected shoulder).
Prayer List Update

Beginning with Easter, we will refresh our prayer list and start anew. If you have someone you would like to have on the parish prayer list, or if there is someone on the current prayer list that you would like to have continue being on the list, please email the church office with 'Prayer List' in the subject. Just a first name is fine and if you wish to share a short intention of the prayer, that may be helpful.

You can also call the church office at (808) 482-4824 and leave a message.

Thanks,

Suzanne
MUSINGS
Mary
In the stillness of the Lord
Echoes music of the angels
And the dark nights of my soul
Still illuminate the stranger
Sent by Jesus unawares
To relieve my cares. 

Silence unmasks Mary’s voice,
Darkness unveils Divine fire;
From the heaviness of flesh
Still our souls may rise up higher
Called by Mary in the night
To approach the Light.

Follow Mary in your heart
Skirt of lace and boots of leather
Through your darkness hurl her dart
Pinning two sad hearts together. 
Let Lord and Lady Love unfold
In songs of silver, words of gold.
Matt Miller
Dr. Matt Miller is a trained medievalist who decided the most useful thing he could do in the world would be to teach children how to read and write, and pursue the threads of medieval mysticism through the Dark Ages into the time of Jesus ..
Untethered Thoughts

It seams like more often than naught we shake our heads, say so awful, and move on to our daily routines.

I thought about this in reading about the killings at a super market in Boulder, CO. Is it just another crazed or angry mass shooting or slaughter that will too soon become a distant memory?

Gun control is an ongoing mantra: a stalemate between pro and con advocates. The voices of those directly and most aggrieved drift away...sadly.

We think it is an American problem, but what about elsewhere? France? New Zealand?Germany? Africa? Central America? Middle East?
  
Here in Kauai we are distant, but because of the internet’s daily news feed barrage we are connected.

I think Jesus and God would say all of humanity is connected. Church leaders of all faiths would agree.

I saw this ecumenism at a ceremony for the new president of Iliff School of Theology. As a trustee, siting beside Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, and Islamic leaders was a privilege.

Clearly I saw a united front against violence.

Look for the greater good; reach out and help those in need.
 
Bill Schilling, Bishop’s Committee
(307) 262-5990
HOLY WEEK
Holy Week Schedule
  • Stations of the Cross
March 30th at 5pm, in-person

  • Maundy Thursday
April 1st at 5 pm, in-person and on Zoom
  • Good Friday
April 2nd at 12:00 pm, in-person and on Zoom
CONNECT
Helen Mitsui Shared Blessings Thrift Shop in Kilauea is seeking Volunteers for 2021.

Each volunteer shift is a 2-4 hour commitment for a minimum of one day per week. Experience in Retail, Customer Service, and/or Retail a plus, but not required.

Volunteers are invaluable to serving our community. Our goal is to reuse, repurpose and recycle goods — keeping as much as possible out of landfill — while providing our community with access to reasonably priced, quality merchandise.

Here are ways you can help:
* Greeters welcome shoppers and monitor our COVID guidelines.
* Customer Care helps shoppers to ensure a pleasant shopping experience.
* Merchandisers organize departments, restock the floor and display retail goods.
* Philanthropy distributes merchandise to organizations in need.
* Donation Intakers receive, sort and process donations.

Work-from-Home volunteers help prepare merchandise for sale. We are especially looking for help in these areas:
* Games: checking games to ensure all components are intact
* Stationery: packaging up cards and envelopes
* Holidays: preparing merchandise for Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Valentines, 4th of July, and more
* School, Office, Art Craft Supplies: organizing and packaging materials for reuse
* Toys: sorting, cleaning, and packaging toys
* Hardware: sorting and packaging tools, materials, electronics and appliances

Requirements?
*Team players with a genuine interest in serving the community and contributing to the reuse movement.
* Willingness to support COVID-19 safety measures set by Shared Blessings
* Physically able to lift 50 pounds (Merchandisers and Donation Intakers only)

Benefits?
Serving the community and our environment is rewarding work. We have a lot of fun! New merchandise is donated daily, so the element of surprise and wonder is constant. Get a first peek and more!

Interested?
Click on the reply button here! Let us know 1) your interests, 2) your availability to volunteer and 3) your contact information. Mahalo!
ONGOING ACTIVITIES
Our Thrift Shop is Open!
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

For a safe shopping experience, we can only allow 8 shoppers in the store at any time.

All must wear masks and use hand sanitizer.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Meets in the Parish Hall:
Monday 6:15 - 7:15 pm & 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00-11:00 am & 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Go to www.kauaiaa.org for more info.
GIVE
Our giving is important, especially now.

Although we aren’t gathering in the sanctuary for worship, our church bills are still the same. We’ve had questions from our Sunday worshippers and now our Zoom worshippers about how to give. Your continued gifts really matter, especially in this time of uncertainty.  
If you like to give by check, please send to:
Christ Memorial Episcopal Church,
P.O. Box 293, Kilauea, HI 96754

Or consider changing to Automated Giving. It makes life easy. Just click on the button below to make a one-time or recurring donation. 

Thank you for your love and care for our Christ Memorial community!

STAY INFORMED
Keep up-to-date with messages from the Bishop. Click on the buttons below to view the Bishop's weekly Monday & Wednesday messages, and find links to online worship in the Diocese.
QUICKLINKS
Christ Memorial Episcopal Church
2509 Kolo Road, Kilauea, HI 96754
(808) 482-4824